The Jakarta Post reported on Jun 25 that several of the local Indonesian airlines is planned to move their operations from Soekarno-Hatta (CGK) airport to the airport's predecessor Halim Perdanakusuma (HLP).
The airlines that are planning to set up operations in HLP includes Citilink, the low cost arm of GA. Batik Air, full service unit of Lion Air. State-owned Merpati is also planned to shift their operations.
As far as I know, HLP is currently used for charter and private flights. In addition to some military and VIP traffic into Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.
Here is the link to the news (in English) :
While I feel it is good move by the Civil Aviation Authority to reduce the overflow of traffic in CGK, I was puzzled that Citilink is one of the carriers shifted to HLP. Wouldn't it be more reasonable if it stays under one roof with its parent Garuda?
Anyone would like to share their views on this issue?